Sunday, 18 January 2015

TRENDING: All Black

Solestruck, black outfits, goth, gothic fashion, goth style


We’re in the midst of yet another Australian summer - where the sun’s rays have tinged our skin golden, where the beach serves as the ultimate day-off retreat, and where matte black shades and SPF 50+ are absolute must-haves. For many mere mortals, summer bares images of bikinis and board shorts, crystal blue waters and sweet tropical fruit.

But as I’ve come to notice, from those cool kids walking down Bondi promenade, to my very own go-to summer outfits, all black looks - or anti-summer dressing (as I love to call it) - is a growing trend. One must simply look at Solestruck’s Summer Lookbook to see that this trend is all the rebelliousness rage it claims to be. And boy does it look good, almost Tim Burton-esque.

Titled ‘Goths in Hot Weather’, I found the lookbook possesses an enigmatic beauty about this nonconformist way of summer dressing. Maybe it’s the ‘stick it to the man/I couldn't care less’ attitude you seemingly adopt wearing something all black. Or perhaps the timelessness of the outfit by this simple choice in colour. Regardless of what it is, anti-summer outfits have already, and will continue, to dictate how I dress this summer.
PS. Sharon and I have recently started our very own YouTube channel, at Primped and Primed, and we would really love it if you could have a look around and let us know what you think. It even features anti-summer looks. 

 

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Three Floor AW14/15

Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook

Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook
Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook

Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook
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Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook
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Although I'm not one who aches for winter during Australia's balmy summers, this Three Floor campaign is an exception. Think of it as edgy and futuristic party separates that's a little different to the usual crop top, tight skirt combo (Kardashian much?).
Metallic against sequins, sheer opposed to gauze mesh, delicate lace with brocade: this contrast in textures is what Three Floor does so well. Keeping this drop mysterious yet fresh are the aquatic hues and rich jewel tones to complement the mishmash of materials.

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Travel Diary: The Whitsundays

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Quay Eyewear,

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Golf Buggy

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Catseye Beach

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Beach Club Hotel

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Quay Eyewear




Every year my family and I travel to somewhere tropical; anywhere with a temperate climate and breathtaking ocean views. Despite the obvious similarities of 'beachy' destinations - palm trees, straw umbrellas and blue waters - there are subtle yet distinctive differences. That being said here are my
5 things I learnt about the Whitsunday Islands. 

1. Hamilton Island's transportation of choice? Cute little golf buggies.
Hire one for the length of your stay and it'll take you from Catseye beach at midday to the top of the mountain for the sunset. Such is the island life.

2. Sand that feels like powder does exist.
Living in Sydney, I thought I've seen the best beaches but Whitehaven Beach beats them all: 7km of fine silica sand that apparently doesn't get hot since it's 97% silica content reflects the heat right off.

3. Ice cream is replaceable when you're viewing Whitehaven beach from above.
The aerial view takes me back to childhood days of Rainbow Paddlepops as the beach swirls into a mixture of minty green, aquamarine and white. It's not everyday that an island serves you a scoop of Mr Whippy.

4. Free diving beats scuba diving any day - even Cruise Whitsunday's crew agrees.
Take a deep breath, dive all the way down and you can get up close with the marine life without all that heavy gear. That, and you kind of feel like a mermaid. A mermaid with snorkel goggles and plastic fins … very magical.

5. Out at sea, you don't know where the horizon is anymore.
The sea and the sky seems to blend together into this hazy ombre. You could walk straight into the mist and disappear right off the Earth. That's what I call escape.

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